Tag: Protyre

Fourth consecutive TyreSafe win for Protyre

Fourth consecutive TyreSafe win for Protyre

Friday 14th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Protyre, the retail division of Micheldever Tyre Services, has been named TyreSafe Retailer of the Year at the now-annual TyreSafe Awards – for the fourth consecutive time. The company’s continued commitment to raising awareness of tyre safety and the dangers of poorly maintained or part worn tyres was again applauded by the judging panel. Protyre’s initiatives during last year’s Tyre Safety Month included free safety checks, customer email campaigns and a full day of live radio interviews.

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Protyre is fastest growing UK retail chain for 2nd straight year

Protyre is fastest growing UK retail chain for 2nd straight year

Monday 24th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2017 edition of Tyres & Accessories’ annual retail report shows that the overall number of branches controlled by the top 20 retail chains continues to grow. However, that is just part of the story and the data shows that there have actually been significant movements in every tier of the top 20. Perhaps the clearest observation is that Micheldever’s Protyre retail chain is once again the fastest growing in the UK – a title it claims in 2017 for the second consecutive year. Meanwhile, Goodyear’s HiQ franchise network is the top 20’s fastest faller – something that suggests the first changes in the make-up of the top five since we started tracking the UK retail landscape could take place before the year is out.

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Sumitomo MTS acquisition ‘ensures continuity’ of management, brand strategy

Sumitomo MTS acquisition ‘ensures continuity’ of management, brand strategy

Thursday 5th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ (SRI) £215 million acquisition of the Micheldever Group from Graphite Capital, including Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS), the UK’s second largest distributor of tyres, “ensures continuity” of the management and multi-segment brand strategy, according to MTS chief executive Duncan Wilkes. The move also extends the trend of tyre manufacturers buying into – or indeed buying back into – retail through the acquisition of the UK’s largest chains. In April 2016, Tyres & Accessories pointed out that Micheldever’s Protyre chain was the largest growing in the annual survey of the market’s retail landscape – a factor that will have informed the purchase – and three of the top five (Michelin’s ATS Euromaster and Goodyear Dunlop’s HiQ franchise chain) are now manufacturer controlled.

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Sumitomo Rubber Industries to acquire Micheldever Group

Sumitomo Rubber Industries to acquire Micheldever Group

Thursday 5th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Japan’s Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has announced its intended acquisition of Micheldever Group Ltd. from Graphite Capital Management LLP. for an enterprise value of £215 million. The tyre maker states its decision to purchase Micheldever is closely linked to the aim of strengthening the market position of its Falken tyre brand in the UK.

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Micheldever renews The Parts Alliance supply deal in £8 million agreement

Tuesday 11th October 2016 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance has announced that Micheldever Tyre Services Ltd has renewed is supply with the firm for a third term. The new contract, worth in excess of £8 million, will run until the end of 2018 and appoints The Parts Alliance for the supply of all vehicle parts, covering Braking, Steering and Suspension, Emission and Service Repair products. Mark Harley, retail operations director for Micheldever Tyre Services Ltd, said: “The Parts Alliance has the largest network for automotive parts distribution. They supply a full range of OE Quality products, deliver hourly to our centres which is vital to our business and has helped us provide our customers with outstanding service.”

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Tyre Industry Award winners 2016

Tyre Industry Award winners 2016

Friday 7th October 2016 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Industry Awards have been presented for 2016 during the sold-out NTDA Annual Dinner, this year hosted by the Vox Conference Centre on the site of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre. In addition to the various gongs, the NTDA presented Sir Tom Farmer with the National Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Tyre Industry, sponsored by Hankook UK, while Brian Funnell and Lennie Wells were also made NTDA Honorary Life Members. Presented by television personality Suzi Perry, the winners were decided by a panel of leading industry judges, and the results live-tweeted by Tyrepress via its Twitter feed.

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TyreSafe supporters provide expert tyre advice for Stop4T motorists

TyreSafe supporters provide expert tyre advice for Stop4T motorists

Thursday 11th August 2016 | 0 Comments

TyreSafe supporters, Micheldever/Protyre, GITI Tire UK, Westgate Tyres and Chris Hardy Tyres are each providing expert tyre advice to motorists participating in Highways England’s Stop4T activities. With their help, TyreSafe is joining the emergency service and Highways England officers at 19 service stations along the M6 corridor to provide potentially life-saving road safety advice, Stop4T as part of its on-going campaign to reduce the number of casualties on Britain’s roads.

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Protyre dips toe in Scottish water with Denton Tyre acquisition

Protyre dips toe in Scottish water with Denton Tyre acquisition

Thursday 28th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Services reports its acquisition of a “much respected family business.” Denton Tyre Centre, which operates two outlets in Carlisle and one in Dumfries and fits 100,000 tyres a year, has joined the company’s Protyre retail division. The Dumfries outlet becomes Protyre’s first in Scotland.

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Micheldever wins first Pirelli 4×4 Key Dealer award

Micheldever wins first Pirelli 4×4 Key Dealer award

Wednesday 20th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has named Micheldever Tyre and Auto Services as the inaugural winner of its 4x4 Key Dealer of the Year award. Each Pirelli 4x4 Key Dealer Club member tyre dealer nominated a depot and was then subjected to three independently run mystery shop audits by phone. Judging took into account everything from the way a call was answered and time taken to answer, to general attitude over the phone and product knowledge.

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Micheldever buys Bell Silencer Services

Thursday 19th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Services has bought Bell Silencer Services, founded in Swindon in 1977 by engineer Ron Bell, for an undisclosed fee. The sale reportedly took four months to complete.

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Micheldever’s Protyre retail chain is UK’s fastest growing

Micheldever’s Protyre retail chain is UK’s fastest growing

Tuesday 19th April 2016 | 0 Comments

This year’s UK tyre retail ranking shows that the fastest growing tyre retailer is Micheldever’s Protyre chain, which added some 21 branches to its network in the last year – by far the fastest growth (both in terms of branch count and growth percentage) of any tyre retailer we are tracking. Nevertheless, ETEL remains the largest overall and is also the fastest faller, with the company running 9 points of sale less than in our 2014/2015 research. However, context makes a big difference, so for more on both these stories, read on.

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Protyre increases size and quality with modern tyre retail insights

Protyre increases size and quality with modern tyre retail insights

Monday 3rd August 2015 | 0 Comments

Following on from our recent interview with national wholesaler Micheldever’s Alan Baldwin, Tyres & Accessories met with Protyre retail director Simon Hiorns at the company’s Warwick branch to find out more about the marketing and technology parallels that can be drawn between the two companies. Doing confirmed that the company’s growth path is continuing, but the firm’s CRM technology and marketing strategy mean it is a question of quality as well as quantity.

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Protyre supplying tyre services to Pirelli-backed championships

Protyre supplying tyre services to Pirelli-backed championships

Thursday 30th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has agreed terms with Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) for its Protyre Motorsport Division to become the official provider of tyre services for two Pirelli-backed motorsport championships in the UK from 2016.

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Protyre buys Walkers Tyre Service

Monday 22nd June 2015 | 0 Comments

Protyre has announced its acquisition of Walkers Tyre Service, a well-established business operating four sites in the Leicester area. The deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions completed by the Micheldever Tyre Services Ltd-owned business and brings the number of centres now operated under the Protyre brand to 70.

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Micheldever targets accelerated growth with Protyre expansion

Thursday 21st May 2015 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Services says it will “begin the biggest period of expansion in its 43 year history” this year, with a large expansion of its Protyre retail network planned over the next 18 months. The wholesaler posted revenues exceeding £322m last year, selling 6 million tyres through 8,500 fast fit centres - including its own Protyre branded retail sites. Current low-end estimates could put this figure at around one in every five tyres replaced by UK motorists.

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